Systm / Dancing R2 Video

Short video shot by one of the staffers at Revision3

Notice the squeak? That’s one of my casters that needed some grease. It’s all fixed now, but it’s a good example of why you need to keep on top of regular checkups and maintenance.


Posted by Chris on February 25th, 2009 in Events | 1 Comment

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Revision3 / Systm: SW Episode

Here’s the episode of Systm featuring Artoo

Luke, Darth and Obi-Wan’s Lightsabers were pieced out of junk piles. David shows you how to build exact replicas and an original design from The Custom Saber Shop. Then he picks a fight with Patrick.

[Episode Information and download page]

[Youtube Version]


Posted by Chris on February 23rd, 2009 in Events | No Comments

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Revision3 / Systm – Studio Visit

I was invite to participate in an episode of Systm, a show on the Revision3 TV Network. The main hosts for the show are Patrick Norton and David Calkins of RoboGames and The Robotics Society fame (and fellow part time R2 Builder.)

My friend Ian was also there as Vader, and between him and Artoo they cause quite a stir, with a bunch of employees stopping by to check everything out.

Someone rushed in with their own Vader mask all excited

If you’ve seen Patrick on Systm or his work on the old ScreenSavers/TechTV show, you’ll know he’s a hacker and loves to take things part – Artoo was no exception.

I also tried to take some plain shots in front of the green and black  backgrounds. You wouldn’t think from looking at this shot that Artoo has gotten really beat up and weathered – but the right lights were very forgiving.

We did have some problems with the dome reflecting/picking up too much green, but they had a fix for that

At one point Patrick tried to stare down Vader and failed

Before we left Patrick gave Artoo one last hug to say sorry for trying to take him part

The episode hasn’t posted yet, but watch for it on the Revision3 website tomorrow or subscribe via iTunes.

As usual more photos in the gallery, as well as some in the official Revision3 Flickr page.

Posted by Chris on February 22nd, 2009 in Events | No Comments

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